The Markets of Warwick Tour features on the Saturday Independent

Tasmi Quazi “Markets are by definition, bustling places of enterprise…there are many markets within the Warwick Market complex, each with their own way of doing things.” …writes Duncan Guy, as he describes his experience of the Markets of Warwick tour which appeared in an article in the “Arts and Pleasure” segment of the Independent on … Read more

Press coverage: “Recycling for the Future”

Tasmi Quazi The commendation received by the Inner-City Cardboard Recycling Project at the AfriSam-South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) in October this year was lauded as a great achievement for eThekwini Municipality by journalist Themba Khumalo.  This was captured in his article titled “Recycling for the Future” featured in local newspapers, Metro Ezasegagasini in the … Read more

Warwick Junction’s Herb Market profiled in Open City Projects

Tasmi Quazi Kristin Neudorf, a public health research consultant and contributor to the Open City Projects has written a second piece in a series on Warwick Junction, this time profiling the Herb or Traditional Medicine Market – locally known as the Muthi Market. The Open City Projects blog which featured the first article in the … Read more

South-South Learning Exchange

Tasmi Quazi & Richard Dobson Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) was invited to provide strategic input at a South-South learning exchange held in Maputo, Mozambique from 7 – 9 November 2012. This brought together development practitioners and mainly city government officials from the provincial capital cities of Mozambique, eThekwini Municipality in South Africa, Belo Horizonte and Porto … Read more

Reflection on Markets of Warwick & AeT

By Maya Potter, Compiled by Tasmi Quazi Maya Potter, anthropology major, interned with Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) this year, and after immersing herself in Warwick Junction, a major informal economy hub in Durban (South Africa) in which AeT is based, this was one of her colourful and perceptive reflection pieces: “There are two Durbans—Durban by car … Read more

Cardboard Recycling Project in the News

By Tasmi Quazi  The Imagine Durban Cardboard Recycling Project being implemented by Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) since 2009 was featured in the Metro Ezasegagasini supplement of the local Mercury newspaper (6-19 July 2012, Page 5).  The article titled “Promoting cardboard recycling” written by Themba Khumalo talked about the positive impact of the Project, as he writes: … Read more

Urban utopia of exclusivity versus urban realism of inclusivity: Mall or Market Place?

Written by Tasmi Quazi & Richard Dobson Since 1996, the example of the Warwick Junction urban renewal project in Durban (South Africa) has tested the relationship between public transport, the commensurate footfall and the opportunity that this has afforded to sustaining the livelihoods of nearly 8 000 street traders. In addition, there has been reciprocal … Read more

A Positive Story of Street Justice

By Tasmi Quazi, Pictures taken by Prakash Bhika, Tasmi Quazi & Dennis Stols Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) has been working closely with two groups of inner-city cardboard recyclers on the Imagine Durban Cardboard Recycling Project since 2009. One of the groups in Palmer Street consists of both male and female recyclers. Through the project process, it … Read more

The Markets of Warwick profiled in the ‘Get It’ magazine

The Markets of Warwick tours, a project initiated by the Warwick Junction trading community with the assistance of Asiye eTafuleni, is featured in the September 2010 edition of Get It (Highway Berea) on pages 22–24.